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Workday Applications Developer Associate Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2020

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3.8
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
56 Ratings
  1. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees always treated fantastically, great culture, helpful people always willing to answer any questions

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great culture that cares about employees

    Cons

    less money than other big software companies


  3. "Workday is a good opportunity"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most people are generous with their time to assist others.

    Cons

    Proprietary IDE, team activity overload, and definitely more than 40 hours/week.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good snacks can’t save poor Apps org"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Snacks 401k matching (with after tax 401k contributions allowed)

    Cons

    I don’t think it’s possible to deny that Workday has some positive attributes. I’m sure some people can go through their career there without a hitch. But I think I can safely say that if you want a great software engineering career, you need to do much better than working in the apps org at Workday. I think joining the Apps was the biggest mistake in my entire life, setting me back years in my professional development. And it’s not just working in XpressO. At the end of my tenure I came to appreciate the things it did well. It’s more the lack of insight into any part of the technical stack, and the subpar technical leadership in Apps. Almost every manager I had during my tenure were Peoplesoft->Oracle->Workday, so several years away from the technical cutting edge. The lack of almost any technical know-how forces nonsense metrics to be the measure of an engineers ability, such as number of commits in a month, or how many comments were posted on a code review. Issues with my manager disappeared when I started committing near blank code to keep my number up, and started telling my peers to give me comments on my code reviews directly instead of on the code review tool. And I know for a fact it’s not just me who dealt with this. Workday appears to hire three types of people in apps: college students who don’t know any better, older folk who don’t care anymore about being on the bleeding edge and just want a stable 9-5, and managers who worked at Peoplesoft at some point. Not exactly the ideal combination for what should be a high performance team.

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  5. "XpressO is DepressO"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Workday for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment Very friendly, helpful, natural staff Everyone is easily approachable

    Cons

    Relaxed environment, I prefer an environment where there is some level of stress to drive deadlines through Proprietary language is XpressO is not suited to a graduate computer scientist, you will forget how to read and write code unless you keep your skills sharp outside of working hours. I felt that any coding outside of your jobs domain was frowned upon.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work with no politics"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. An excellent working environment with warm, humble and talented people 2. Management is supportive of the scrum teams and individual contributors. 3. Freedom and push to work on innovative/out of the box solutions 4. Tightly knit scrum teams with no boundaries between product, development and quality assurance make work fun and get rid of monolith processes. 5. Workday as a company is very focussed on employee well being with a great snack program, health & fitness schemes, mental wellness schemes. They even have a section in the office dedicated to "Wellness Center" 6. Senior developers in the org are open to new ideas/feedback/suggestions/criticism. They are helpful too.

    Cons

    No cons from me, I feel Workday Ireland is a great place to work One thing that some people may not like is developing in XpressO, but i think its a great language for the purpose.

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  7. "Working as an intern"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Applications Development in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great team. Very nice working environment. New day new challenge.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Proprietary ecosystem does not work very well"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good culture and values, friendly management, nice and relaxed environment (including free foods and drinks), excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Proprietary technologies used to develop "the" application does not look as a good choice. Implications are in fact multiple, including the risk for developers to loose their skills about not only common programming languages, but also the entire ecosystem related to them. So not just a proprietary language but even the entire ecosystem. Developers cannot resell outside skills acquired.

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  9. Helpful (29)

    "Don't waste your life with this poor management"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer III in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - The CEO is really smart and awesome - It's a big american company with an office in Dublin, Ireland so you can have the chance to get in touch with people with all around the world. - The view from the 6th floor of the building is nice and also the snack program and the employees clubs are a nice bonus to make your day more enjoyable. - Most colleague are friendly and there is a lot of flexibility in managing your time

    Cons

    - The CEO has stopped to oversee the hiring a long time ago, and the quality upper and lower management of the Dublin office is really poor (with very limited exception like Chris Byrne) - Tons of big policies and procedure for everything, with several levels of approval. They clearly don't trust their employees and they want to get managers involved in every decision, even the technical ones. Most of the policy are so generic that basically leaves a huge discretionary power in the hands of a really poor management. - The company is always saying that they care about you, but it's more true if you are a manager. We are all equal only when it comes to the snack program or a spot in the car park. If you are a individual contributor, you are just a resource to be allocated the a project/team every few months/weeks as they like. - The structure is very vertical, with a manager every 3/4 people and multiple managers from different organizations with different okr, policy, procedures to handle a single team. - They call the management "leadership", but it's just a word, they are not leading anything, they are not providing example, guidance, mentoring or coaching. They only care about their goals/okr/objectives and not about you or your career. They tell you that you career is in your hands, and they mean it, literally since they cannot care less. - There are no quantitative goals to measure your contributions/productivity and no clear path/checklist to get a promotion. It's only based on your ability to sell yourself with smoke and mirrors and become friends of the upper management and not with actual quality deliverables to the customers. - They are running a career check-in every year as an HR compliance exercise, but it's just a one way presentation. First you present you achievement, than you will be given the management review, unrelated to your presentation and with compensation/promotion package predetermined . - If you are already a good friends of the upper management, you can be promoted every 6/12 months, without having to prove anything and you can also get you friend and family hired in senior roles. They call this connections, and they really value it, but I prefer to use another name. - If you have an irish passport, you will get probably an higher level in the company given the same level of experience in the industry, so apply for one before joining the company. They are proud of having a mix of people from all around the world in the Dublin office, but almost all of them are individual contributor. Probably in Ireland there are a lot of managers and very few developer, tester, analyst, etc. It's clearly a coincidence. - There is a toxic culture where you are forced to comply and pretend that everything is awesome, if you try to point out a problem, you will become the problem since you clearly do not understand their magnific work and instead of fixing the problem, they will focus on explaining to you why you are wrong. - If you are unlucky enough to work with xpresso for 1-2 years, your career in the real word is ended. They believe they have created (acquired) a powerful proprietary language/system that it's ten of years ahead of everything. Even if it's an interesting technical solution, it's clearly limited and there is no proper tooling to support the code development. There is a huge ecosystem of plugins written by devs in their spare time to improve the gaps of the language, because the company does not care to have the xo team spend time to improve the dev experience. They are just totally blind and full of themselves

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  10. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Salary - Stock - Benefits - Flexibility - Holidays - Great people/culture

    Cons

    Some believe that Xpresso can be quite limiting

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